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You just need to watch the movie to find out if the mom's (Missi Pyle's) act of playing Lorenzo the Italian soccer star is exposed. Emily Osmont did an excellent job as playing Missi Pyle's daughter and she is very good at playing soccer. I wish I could give this movie 6 stars because of how closely it resembled Mrs. Doubtfire and She's the Man (both excellent movies where people try to impersonate others).
I wasn't sure why some people gave it negative reviews based on the sexual dialagoue, but this is a teen movie. What did you expect? But anyway this movie is actually worth buying and keeping as a collector's edition.
The film definitely contains humor, though I must admit I didn't really catch any of the sexual references that many others apparently have. If that's the case, yeah, you probably shouldn't let your teens watch this movie.
The goofy Italian guy was hilarious most of the time, as was the majority of the little things such as the soccer moms kids letting the family dog eat peanut butter and slobber all over the place, haha.
There *is* a positive message about not giving up when it comes to playing the game of soccer poorly. Gotta give the film a little bit of credit there. Not the greatest film in the world, but decent enough for a rental.
I suspect this will be a good movie for older kids/younger teens. I found the complaints about sexual innuendos to be nonsense. The whole point of the plot twist is that the female does not realize she's kissing the mom, but thinks she's kissing a soccer star. It's not a lesbian kiss.
Parents will do the screwiest things for their kids. SOCCER MOM demonstrates this, with Missi Pyle playing a harried mom who masquerades as famous Italian soccer star, Lorenzo Vincenzo, who comes to coach her 14-year-old daughter's hapless soccer team. SOCCER MOM hits its high points whenever the disguise is on and I grinned at all the wacky that went down. Missi Pyle, under all the prosthetic, looks passable as a dude, although she's not as convincing with the posture and the man voice. Still, Missi is so likable that it's easy to overlook those nitpicks. There's just a bit of Lucille Ball in Missi Pyle.
It's nice to see Emily Osment temporarily shedding HANNAH MONTANA to do her own thing, to step into the spotlight for once. Emily's angry teen role doesn't lend much room for her comedic talents so she switches it up and demonstrates a nice dramatic presence. It also adds a measure of believability that Osment actually has eight or nine years of soccer-playing experience. Underneath all the silly stuff, the core beat concerns the strained relationship between a mom and a daughter grieving over the loss of her father, and the mom's desperate attempt to reconnect. It all adds up to a warm-hearted family flick with bits of good old-fashioned silly cross-dressing thrown in. The soccer sequences won't light up any soccer fan, but that's not the point, anyway. The screwball's the thing, and how ridiculous it really gets when the real (and blustery) Lorenzo Vincenzo shows up at the regional finals. But we all knew that wasn't not gonna happen.
The DVD's bonus stuff: "Heart of Goal" features interviews with cast members Missy Pyle, Emily Osment, and Dan Cortese (00:07:48 minutes); "From Mom To Man" reveals the arduous process which transforms Missy Pyle into Lorenzo Vincenzo (00:06:27); and the movie trailer.
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really funny movie, shows just how far some people are willing to go for their children.Published 8 months ago by Jackie L. Adams
Was impressed by Emily osment and feel that she handled the role, very well.Published 11 months ago by velly
Best film in the history of film it self! Any one would think I worked on it or some thing. He he hePublished 15 months ago by P. D. Moran